This week I was pleased to be able to host the Prep School’s first Inter-House Quiz of the year. I was delighted to discover pupils who, not only displayed oodles of general knowledge across a range of subjects, but were also gifted with the ability to stop and think. As one who concurs with the premise that, ‘skills cannot be deployed without knowledge’, I am pleased that this further opportunity for expanding a child’s understanding and generating curiosity has found resonance amongst many of our pupils. At a time when it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we ‘don’t need to know things because they can be looked up on the internet’, and when a busy school day can preclude the ability to stop and think, I am pleased to see, amongst many,​ the vital soft skill of curiosity in such fine health.